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Ambulatory RN, Float Pool, PRN

Winston Salem, NC, United States
Job ID: 120424
Job Family: Nursing
Status: Part Time
Shift: Variable
Job Type: Regular
Department Name: 35521028336002-Ambulatory Services

Overview

JOB SUMMARY: 

Independently plans and provides professional nursing care for patients in the ambulatory clinic settings in accordance with the medical and nursing plans of care and established policies and procedures. Provide nursing services to patients and families in accordance with the scope of the RN as defined by the North Carolina Board of Nursing. Directs and leads other assigned team members and collaborates with multidisciplinary team members to provide age/developmentally appropriate care in accordance with nursing standards of care and practice. Float pool staff are required to work in multiple clinic environments and to travel to these locations. 

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE: 

Graduation from an accredited School of Nursing with two years acute care experience required. Prefer acute care experience within the last 10 years. Bachelor's degree in Nursing preferred. 

LICENSURE / CERTIFICATION:

  • Registered Nurse licensure in North Carolina required. 
  • Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS) required.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: 

  • Provides patient/family centered care, acting as partner and adviser assists and supports patients and families to manage health care optimally, respecting culture, values, individual needs, health goals and treatment preferences. 
  • Applies critical reasoning and astute clinical judgment in order to expedite appropriate care and treatment, especially given that the patient may present with complex problems or potentially life threatening conditions. 
  • Facilitates continuity of care using the nursing process, multidisciplinary collaboration, and coordination of appropriate health care services and community resources across the care continuum. Interacts with patients during face-to-face encounters or through a variety of telecommunication strategies, often establishing long term relationships. 
  • Applies the provisions of the American Nurses Association Code of Ethics for Nurses to their own professional obligations and for the patients entrusted to their care. Participates in their own professional development by maintaining required competencies, identifying learning needs and seeking appropriate assistance or educational offerings. 
  • Demonstrates the ability to function in a professional setting through active participation in a professional practice model. Includes participating in shared governance, adherence to standards of care, participation in peer review and professional development promoting leadership and clinical excellence, effective team skills, autonomous practice and acknowledgment of accountability for actions and critical thinking. 
  • Focuses on patient safety and the quality of nursing care by applying appropriate nursing interventions, such as identifying and clarifying patient needs, performing procedures, conducting health education, promoting patient advocacy, coordinating nursing and other health services, assisting the patient to navigate the health care system, and evaluating patient outcomes. 
  • Knowledgeable about and provides leadership in the clinical setting and provides operational accountability for and coordination of nursing services, including the appropriate skill mix and delegation of roles and responsibilities for licensed and unlicensed nursing personnel. 
  • Designs, administers, and evaluates nursing services within the organization in accord with relevant federal requirements, state laws and nurse practice acts, regulatory standards, and institutional policies and procedures. 
  • Participates in regular team meetings and continuous quality improvement activities. 
  • Maintains knowledge of care teams for coordination of patient care, self-management, population management and communication skill. 

SKILLS/QUALIFICATIONS: 

  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships 
  • Communicates clearly with patients, families, visitors, healthcare team, physicians, administrators, leadership and others 
  • Ability to document and communicate pertinent information using computer and/or paper documentation tools 
  • Ability to withstand prolonged standing and walking with the ability to move or lift at least fifty pounds
  • Working knowledge of infection control procedures and safety precautions 
  • Working knowledge and completion of appropriate TJC and other regulatory requirements 

WORK ENVIRONMENT: 

  • Contact with patients, family members, visitors, co-workers, and medical staff under wide variety of circumstances 
  • Regular exposure to blood-borne diseases, infectious and contagious diseases 
  • Subject to multiple interruptions 
  • Occasional exposure to radiation hazards 
  • Possible exposure to cleaning agents/chemicals 
  • Occasionally subject to irregular hours 
  • Required to wear personal protective equipment